The world has enormous quantities of natural gas, but most of it is far from where the gas is needed. To move this environmentally friendly fuel across oceans, natural gas must be converted into liquefied natural gas (LNG). After arriving at its destination, LNG is vaporized (warmed) to return it to its gaseous state and delivered to natural gas customers through local pipelines. Until recently LNG plants have been built to export, by tankers, large quantities of LNG from producing nations to consuming nations, with one LNG tanker holding the equivalent of 80 to 160 million cubic meters of gas.
With the advent of the fracking technology, the North American natural gas production is higher than the demand. This oversupply situation might be temporary, due to a mild winter and to bottlenecks in the distribution system, however many stranded natural gas reserves are and might remain under-exploited for some time.
Modular and mid-size LNG plants, such as the ones offered by EAJV, that can process the production of such stranded gas fields appear as a very viable solution which can be implemented very rapidly. EAJV will help you turn stranded natural gas into profit.
After compression, the natural gas passes through a purification system where in a multi-stage process, humidity, carbon dioxide, mercury and hydrocarbons are removed to leave only methane. The resulting clean gas is then liquefied in the refrigerant and the cold box sections. The liquefied natural gas is then stored or transported to filling stations. LNG is natural gas that has been cooled to -260°F or -162°C, changing it from a gas into a liquid 1/600th its original volume. This dramatic reduction allows it to be stored or shipped safely and efficiently aboard tankers or specially designed LNG vessels.